The best way to celebrate independence day is to free your mind and since you probably have the day off and it’s going to be a while until it’s dark enough for fireworks (that is if your community can afford to blast them off into the sky this 4th of July), spend some time with TED today.
TED, which stands for technology, entertainment, and design, is simply devoted to providing access to the greatest thinkers and teachers of our time. These phenomenal folks come together each year with featured speakers being allowed 18 minutes to give “the talk of their life”. TED.com allows you to view about 200 of these talks for free.
TED’s mission is simple: To Spread Ideas
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you’re an important part of it. Have an idea? We want to hear from you.
So far my favorite talks are on the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time list, namely the hilarious Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do schools kill creativity?” talk as well as brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor’s “My stroke of insight”.
Enjoy! When you find your favorite, put a link in my comments section so we can spread the wealth.